(Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)
The urbane investment banker helped right the finances of major U.S. cultural institutions, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, before guiding the World Bank from 1995 to 2005.

Mortgage rates unchanged heading into Thanksgiving holiday

A week after hitting its all-time low, the 30-year fixed-rate average held steady at 2.72 percent.

Amazon Web Services outage hobbles businesses

Outages at Amazon Web Services’ northern Virginia data centers left customers scrambling Wednesday to get their computing systems and web services working.
Economists say they are concerned that the virus’s current surge, combined with Congress’s failure to pass more stimulus, could send the recovery backward.
More Americans are going hungry now than at any point during the deadly covid-19 pandemic, according to new federal data.
The White House has pressured the Defense Department to move forward with a plan to allow a private company to lease electromagnetic spectrum necessary for 5G communication networks. Industry analysts say such an opportunity would be worth at least $50 billion.
The money, meant for businesses critical to national security, remains largely unspent almost eight months after Congress approved it.
The mail agency will digitize letters and gift wish lists sent to Kriss Kringle so “elves” can send presents to children and families.

Investors cheer as the White House transition gets under way and Janet Yellen is tapped for treasury secretary — steps seen as progress in stabilizing the economy.
If you lost your job or face eviction, a child and adolescent psychiatrist offers advice on how to prepare your kids for fewer presents this holiday season.
Cares Act tax breaks and the decision by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to cut off several Federal Reserve emergency aid programs were misguided.
If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department since the institution was founded in 1789.
“Withholding resources and vital information from an incoming administration puts the public and economic health and security of America at risk," the letter says.
Though many grocery and retail chains offered extra pay — typically an additional $2 per hour — early in the pandemic, most have done away with those bonuses.
Trump’s food box program granted contracts to middlemen and firms with no food industry connections, Rep. James E. Clyburn writes in letter to company.
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